Allrounder making stick shift

NZ Herald: Kristin School first XI hockey star Henry Will also juggled club hockey and a season of first XV rugby with his school commitments. Kristin first XI boys’ hockey team’s fine 2016 season cannot be attributed to just one player, but it is fair to say captain Henry Will was a key cog in their rise. The 17-year-old year 13 striker scored more than 50 goals from open play and penalty corner drag flicks in leading his side to both the SuperCity final and decider of the recent Mayhill…

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Lose taking rugby by Storm

NZ Herald: Mangere College’s Lose Mafi is rapidly making a name in women’s rugby. Funny what can spring from chance meetings. Two years ago, Mangere College student Lose Mafi watched on at the school’s sports awards as Black Ferns captain Fiao’o Fa’amausili addressed all the promising young sports stars. Now the 17-year-old year 13 student is playing senior rep rugby for the Auckland Storm in the Farah Palmer Cup alongside Fa’amausili, one of the most durable and respected figures in the women’s game. The two are also clubmates at Marist.…

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Striker hits his targets

NZ Herald: The Sacred Heart College First XI football side will miss Lucas Imrie at this week’s nationals in Papamoa. They will miss his leadership and his striking, which yielded 20 goals and the Golden Boot in this season’s Auckland schools premier league, helping Sacred Heart to their third title in four seasons. Imrie is in Vanuatu with the New Zealand Under 20s for the OFC Champs, seeking 2017 World Cup qualification. The Under 20s enter the OFC Champs as favourites, but the pressure will be on in the hot…

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Georgia has her mind on scholarship

NZ Herald: Georgia Carter is that rare breed of athlete: talented, focused, and good enough to represent her country while still at school. The 18-year-old, Year 13 student at Mt Albert Grammar has been in the women’s national lacrosse team – the NZ Blax – for 12 months, and leads the MAGS girls, who are the Auckland champions and one of the top schoolgirl sides in New Zealand. Carter’s elevation to the NZ Blax was one of the prime reasons she clinched the girls’ lacrosse award at the 2015 ASB…

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